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DeBofsky and Casciari to Speak at ABA Labor and Employment Law Events

Mark DeBofsky will be speaking on a panel at the Mid-Winter Meeting of the Employee Benefits Committee of the American Bar Association Section on Labor and Employment Law on February 10 on recent developments in whether employers can enforce forum section clauses in their benefit plans dictating where lawsuits over claim denials may be brought. […]

Casciari to speak on ERISA Litigation at CBA

Marie Casciari will be presenting at a seminar sponsored by the Chicago Bar Association entitled, “New Trends in Employee Benefits”. This seminar will focus on three issues that are either making news in the benefits community or have already been decided and deserve some additional explanation and discussion: Employee Benefit Issues in Mergers, Acquisitions and […]

DeBofsky, Sherman & Casciari file lawsuit challenging employer’s claim to receive employee life insurance

On October 1, 2013, DeBofsky, Sherman & Casciari filed the case of Harder v. Robert Morris University, No. 13cv7041 (U.S.Dist.Ct.N.D.Ill.) challenging an employer’s claim to an employee’s life insurance benefits. The lawsuit alleges multiple ERISA violations by Robert Morris University, asserting a breach of fiduciary duty owed to its employee, Philip Harder, who died earlier […]

DeBofsky, Sherman & Casciari wins ruling in Western District of Wisconsin

Federal judge William Conley issued a ruling on August 19, 2013 in the case of Freeland v. Unum, No. 11cv53 (opinion_and_order.pdf) finding that Unum acted arbitrarily and capriciously in terminating long-term disability payments owed to Bruce Freeland. The court determined that Unum improperly disregarded the combination of Freeland’s cardiac and psychiatric impairments, the impact of […]